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I am very interested in game programming so i was looking at these books and I was wondering which book would be better the First edition or the second?

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I remember seeing those books on Amazon once, although I never actually bought them. I got the idea, from some reviews and from the title, really, that "For Teens" was going to be some watered down kind of thing. I opted for hardcawr books that Gamedev reccomended. I bought them, and they are pretty damn good.

So to answer your question, I haven't got any idea whether the first or second edition of that book would be better. :P

EDIT: Search on site shows that Gamedev gave it 4 1/2-Gs? That's the second edition.

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Always get the second edition. Typically a new edition happens for one of two reasons:

1) The book was published a few years ago and made the technology obsolete, the second edition bridges the gap and makes the information current to today's technology (and generally gives error-free code to compile).

2) The book was rushed by the publishing company and the author felt that it didn't contain the content it should have. The 2nd edition is a more complete volume or contains more relevant information and less marketing fluff.

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Always get the second edition. Typically a new edition happens for one of two reasons:

1) The book was published a few years ago and made the technology obsolete, the second edition bridges the gap and makes the information current to today's technology (and generally gives error-free code to compile).

2) The book was rushed by the publishing company and the author felt that it didn't contain the content it should have. The 2nd edition is a more complete volume or contains more relevant information and less marketing fluff.


3) Money.

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